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October 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Travel Notes for Long Weekend

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 5:51 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Given the  storms in the  lower mainland, travel plans for many  on this long weekend may need to be revised.

Prince George Airport has seen  numerous flights cancelled or  delayed over the past week.  YXS  Spokesperson, Lindsay Cotter  advises  travellers  check with their airline to ensure their flights  are good to go as planned.  There is another issue which may cause some minor delays at the airport,  as the  Prince George Airport is still  doing some construction of a baggage screening area, “So we continue to advise passengers arrive 90 minutes before their flight departs” says Cotter..

Those  heading out  on the highways are reminded to allow for extra time,  reduce their speed  and  leave the phone alone,  as  road conditions  can change rapidly.  Check with DriveBC for  updates on highway conditions.

Last year in B.C., more than 2,000 crashes occurred over Family Day long weekend resulting in 540 people injured. Over the last three years, an average of three people have been killed.

In the North Central region, 20 people were injured in  160 crashes  over the  Family Day long weekend.

Distracted driving and road conditions (snow, sleet, fog or rain) were the two predominant contributing factors in crashes over the long weekend.

As road conditions can be unpredictable and vary widely across the province at this time of year, drivers are being  asked to  be prepared all of the challenging winter road conditions they may encounter.


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